ERIC Number: EJ708532
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 2
Experiencing World History through the Eyes of Ordinary Women
Social Education, v68 n7 p470 Nov-Dec 2004
Students' views on history inspired the author to reflect on her own teaching and to explore historical thinking. She decided to research the impact of a three-step approach to reading primary documents on ninth grade world history students, she was curious as to whether developing and using a consistent series of strategies with various primary documents could teach students to think like historians. In addition to the teaching strategies, she was also interested in providing world history students with a multiple-perspective view of history. The author describes how she brought the history of women into a ninth-grade world history class through carefully selected primary documents that led students into in-depth knowledge of three different societies and times.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Reading, Grade 9, Teaching Methods, Historians, Females, Social History, Empathy, World History, Primary Sources, History Instruction
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 9
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China; Russia